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UK: Both Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B nuclear power stations will close early due to cracks in graphite cores

Times 20th Nov 2020, The Hinkley Point B nuclear power station will close by July 2022 at the
latest, EDF has announced, triggering renewed calls to invest in
replacement reactors. The Somerset plant started generating in 1976 and was
due to close in 2016 but in 2012 EDF secured an extension until March 2023.
However, the reactor developed cracks in its graphite core, which has
limited its operation. EDF said this summer that the Hunterston B plant in
Scotland, which also has cracks in the core, would close earlier than
planned, in January 2022. Tom Greatrex of the Nuclear Industry Association,
said it was “a reminder of the urgency of investing in new nuclear
capacity to hit net zero”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/closure-date-for-hinkleyb-sparks-calls-to-invest-in-replacement-2lhcj5vq5

November 21, 2020 - Posted by | decommission reactor, UK

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